Share Tweet Share Share Dr. Pritam K. Rohila was recognized for his peace efforts, with Pioneer Award by the Salem, Oregon Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), at their Freedom Fund Banquet. The Banquet was held on October 15, 2016, at Salem’s Convention Center. The audience included several dignitaries including Oregon Governor-candidate Dr. Bud Pierce, Marion County Clerk Bill Burgess, Salem City Mayor Anna Peterson. On October 19, 2016, he was presented Peacemaker Award by Salem Peace Lecture Committee in front of a large audience, which had gathered for the 27th Annual Peace Lecture, at Salem, OR-based Willamette University’s Hudson Hall. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Robin DiAngelo. The title for her talk was “We Must Talk About Race: What Makes That So Hard for White People?” Earlier Dr. Rohila was recognized for his work for peace between India and Pakistan, in 2008, by Pakistan Peace Coalition, as well as Pak-India Peace Initiatives, and in 2013, by Hyderabad, AP-based Confederation of Voluntary Associations. Dr. Rohila is a retired Neuropsychologist. He has been to India and Pakistan on four Peace and Goodwill Missions. Former Executive Director of Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA), he currently heads Oregonians For Peace.